As I prepare to leave for my fourth trip to India (teaching intensive psychotherapy in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad next week) a couple of fascinating items diverted my attention. The first is a small essay by the Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker, which I came across in an article in the December 31, 2016 issue of the Wall Street […]
Author Archives: Dr. Brod
Slavery’s Shadow on the American Psyche
Slavery’s Shadow: Racism in the American Psyche, Part II A screening of two 2016 documentary films, 13th and I Am Not Your Negro, offers both formal and facilitated audience discussion of racism in the American psyche today. Saturday morning April 8, 2017, 9-1:30 at New Center for Psyhcoanalysis (Los Angeles). 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma, Queen Sugar), […]
Dr. Brod Training Advanced Psychotherapists Summer 2016
I will be out of the office much more than usual this summer to teach intensive psychotherapy to other clinicians. In early June, I joined Jon Frederickson MSW in Syria Virginia for the Washington School of Psychiatry ISTDP Summer School. July 7-23, I have been invited to Melbourne to consult with psychotherapists doing advanced study […]
An Ego Boost Amidst Some Seriously Bad News About Anti-Depressants
It is not schadenfreude (taking pleasure in another’s misery) but I received an unexpected ego boost buried in shockingly bad news in a new paper + editorial on Suicide and Antidepressant Use published in the British Medical Journal, Jan. 28, 2016 (available http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i65). Danish researchers, Tarang Sharma and colleagues, uncovered confirmation that the rate of suicidality and aggression doubles […]
EEG Neurofeedback Overview
EEG Feedback in a psychiatric practice. Adjunct to reduced medication. Theory overview. Case examples.
Two Brilliant Home Feedback Devices
Two app-based feedback systems are reliable and very cost-effective, the MUSE (brainwave feedback) and Inner Balance heart-rate variability (HRV)
More Troubling Football Injury News
Brain damage in later life confirmed for football players; risks from sub-concussive trauma in youth
Pigoons and Astrocytes
glia are involved in brain plasticity and information processing. Neurofeedback may be directed toward changing glial function.
Whidbey Island Summer School 2015
announcement: Captain Whidbey Inn will again be the site of the 2016 Summer School, August 21-26. I’ve organized over 50 meetings and events, a particular way of learning I enjoy, and the ISTDP Summer School on Whidbey Island, Puget Sound, this year has to rank as my favorite. We had 21 students (and four teachers) […]
Psychiatry Keeps Moving–New Science, New Thinking
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